Navarro County

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Former Ellis County Observer Publisher Joey Dauben Gets Three Ten-Year Sentences For Sexual Assault and Indecency With a Child

    Two years ago, Joey Dauben was full-time small-town muckraker, publishing the Ellis County Observer and a string of other small papers, blending investigative stories with vicious gossip and baseless speculation at a rate of speed that thrilled and enraged his target audience. He focused intensely o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Joey Dauben Crusaded Against Child Porn. Now He's Accused of Assaulting a 15-Year-Old Boy.

    Photo by Patrick MichelsJoey Dauben, who now sits in jail in Navarro County​Perhaps you've heard by now: Joey Dauben, publisher of the Ellis County Observer and several other small-town papers and websites throughout North Texas, has been indicted and arrested on charges of sexually assaulting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    February 25, 1989: Where Were You?

    I was at Valley Ranch, a 24-year-old piss-ant reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Only a couple years removed from punching holes in my college apartment walls when the Dallas Cowboys lost, I was totally unprepared and overwhelmed by the press conference I was attending. It was 20 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    Mustang: A No-Horse Town

    Williams McKie founded Mustang 34 years ago to sell booze to folks driving to Dallas. Now, his widow and another feller are debating its fate. In the 1970s, attorney William McKie had a brilliant idea: He'd turn the town of Mustang, some 60 miles away in Navarro County, into a giant liquor store in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Gurode v. Haynesworth

    By now you've seen the disturbing video of Tennessee Titans lineman Albert Haynesworth violently and intentionally stomping on the face and head of helmetless Dallas Cowboy Andre Gurode from Sunday's game. (And if you haven't, it's below.) In the aftermath, Gurode got 30 stitches. And Haynesworth sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Something Special

    Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    Blessed 'Boy

    Tyson Thompson's dash from shattered dreams to fantasy teams

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Dem Bones

    Learning can be a real workout

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bad News, Good News

    The Texas-bred Amber Plan for missing kids works and is spreading

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Catch Those Tigers

    Years of little or no regulation have made Texas a place where big cats prowl--and sometimes kill

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    The Enforcer

    Baylor grad Keith Bishop played in three Superbowls. Ten years later, he's become a star again -- this time, by fighting Dallas drug dealers.